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Modern Physics is a one-semester course covering major concepts of twentieth-century physics; the modern concepts in physics and their applications: relativity, blackbody radiation, the Bohr atom, particles and waves, quantum mechanics, atoms, molecules, solids, statistical mechanics, radioactivity, nuclei, and elementary particles. While classical physics is generally concerned with matter and energy on the normal scale of observation, much of modern physics is concerned with the behavior of matter and energy under extreme conditions or on the very large (the universe) or very small (sub-atomic level) scale.
2nd Year
  
This course introduces the student to the One-Electron Atoms; Electron Spin; addition of Angular Momenta; Time-Dependent and Time-Independent Perturbation; Fine Structure; Hyperfine Structure; Interaction of One-Electron Atoms with Electromagnetic Radiation; Electric Dipole Transitions; Interaction of One-Electron Atoms with External Electric and Magnetic Fields; Two-Electron Atoms; Molecular Structure and Spectra of Diatomic Molecules.
4th year
  
Motion in a Straight Line, Motion in two Dimensions, Newton’s Laws of Motion, STATICS, Work, Energy, and Power, Linear Momentum, Temperature and the Behavior of Gases, Thermodynamics, Thermal Properties of Matter, Electric Forces, Electric Fields, Electric Potentials, Direct Currents.
1st year
  
Students perform 11 experiments of 3-hr/week duration. These experiments are: Collection and Analysis of Data, Measurements and Uncertainties, Vectors: Force Table, Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion, Force and Motion, Collision in Two Dimensions, Rotational Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion: Simple Pendulum, The Behavior of Gases with Changes in Temperature and Pressure, The Falling Sphere Viscometer, Specific Heat Capacity of Metals.
1st year
  
Students perform 12 experiments of 3 hours/ week duration. These experiments are: Electric Field Mapping, Specific Charge of Copper Ions, Power Transfer, Potentiometer, Capacitors: RC Time Constant, Kirchhoff's Laws, Magnetic Field of a Current, Lenses, Young's Double Slit Experiment, Electromagnetic Induction, Ohm's Law.
1st year
  
Measurements and Uncertainties, Collection and Analysis of Data, Vectors: Force Table, Newton's 2nd Law of Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion: Simple Pendulum, The Falling Sphere Viscometer, The Laws of Gases, Measurement of Resistance, The Potentiometer, Specific Charge of Copper Ions, Introduction to the Oscilloscope, Joule Heat, Lenses
1st Year
  
Basic Experiments in Physics include: Measurements and Uncertainties, Collection and Analysis of Data, Vectors: Force Table, Newton's 2nd Law of Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion: Simple Pendulum, The Falling Sphere Viscometer, The Laws of Gases, Measurement of Resistance, The Potentiometer, Specific Charge of Copper Ions, Introduction to the Oscilloscope, Joule Heat, Lenses
1st year